What Shakes Us…
Most of us have encountered situations in our lives that make us see things in a different light. Sometimes it involves a family member or it could be our health or some other major event comes into view. If the foundation we stand upon is weak as shifting sand, we shake from the outside-in. This was demonstrated in Acts 2 as Luke was describing the reaction of the people when they heard and saw the believers being filled with the Holy Spirit.
And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?” ~Acts 2:5-12 NKJB
This is what happens to people when the foundation they stand upon is not a solid rock laid by Jesus Christ. Something happens and instead of being in awe of the Works of Almighty God, they perplexed. The on-lookers do manage to ask the right question – “Whatever could this mean?” So, they are far from being shut-out or in the dark, they just haven’t yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
For David says concerning Him:
‘I foresaw the Lord always before my face,
For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.
Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;
Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.
For You will not leave my soul in Hades,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’ ~Acts 2:25-28 NKJB
God loves it when we come before Him and ask a question something like – “Whatever could this mean?” or said another way – What is that You want me to know? When asking these types of questions while seeking the Beauty of God’s face, if we carry a step further and ask What is that You want me to do? the will of God has an opportunity to known. That still small voice can break through – as we wait in silence in our secret place – and reveal to us the Father’s will.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of Him, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.